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Hamilton, Pagenaud and Byron on pole in motorsports' big day

May. 25, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

One of the busiest days in motorsports will get underway on the French Riviera. Formula One kicks it all off with the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, when the dominant Mercedes team will look for a sixth straight win this season. The Silver Arrows are well placed to do so with defending F1 champion Lewis Hamilton on...

Hamilton dedicates Monaco GP pole to friend and mentor Lauda

May. 25, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Exhilarated at the Monaco Grand Prix after clinching a record-extending 85th pole position in fine style, Lewis Hamilton was also quick to dedicate his latest success to friend and mentor Niki Lauda. Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas on the last lap of qualifying on Saturday and...

Roger Penske celebrates 50 years at Indianapolis 500

May. 25, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — His hair was jet black and his shirt starched white when Roger Penske rolled into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time as a team owner with Mark Donohue behind the wheel. He was young and ambitious and ready to conquer the racing world. Much has changed in the ensuing 50...

Indy 500 takes spotlight for IndyCar Series on an uptick

May. 25, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 was once considered one of the top sporting events of the year, an iconic, milk-drenched staple of Memorial Day weekend filled with patriotism and nostalgia, triumph and despair. It is nearly impossible to maintain reverential status for 103 years, and the Indy 500,...

Vettel's 13-race run without a win reflects Ferrari struggle

May. 24, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Sebastian Vettel's barren spell with Ferrari stretches to a dismal 13 Formula One races without a win, dating back to the Belgian Grand Prix last August. The veteran driver still holds No. 1 status at Ferrari mainly because of his experience. At times this season he has been slower than...

Lauda to be honored with special tributes at Monaco GP

May. 24, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Special tributes will be held in memory of Formula One great Niki Lauda at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday. The three-time champion died on Monday at the age of 70 , less than one year after undergoing a lung transplant. The Austrian driver won two of his three F1 titles after coming back...

F1 eyes may have opened after Alonso's Indy 500 flop

May. 23, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alexander Rossi had no idea what he was getting into when he moved from Formula One to IndyCar. Turning left the whole race? Looks easy. But as Rossi soon found out — and as two-time world champion Fernando Alonso and his McLaren team learned in failing to qualify for the...

The Latest: Floyd honored by Dreyer & Reinbold team

May. 23, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest from media day for Sunday's Indianapolis 500 (all times local): 5 p.m. Four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt has been given the Pop Dreyer Legends Award from the Dreyer & Reinbold racing team in honor of his contributions to motorsports and the community. Foyt made his race...

Mercedes head Wolff pays moving tribute to friend Lauda

May. 23, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — His emotions still raw, Mercedes head of motorsport Toto Wolff said losing his friend Niki Lauda left him feeling crushed and cast a "huge black cloud" of sadness over Formula One. "I feel we have lost what was the heart and soul," Wolff said Thursday at the Monaco Grand Prix. "The last 48...

Hamilton on song in Monaco as he tops both practice sessions

May. 23, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — A quick hug from another sporting great and then it was back to business for Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton at the Monaco Grand Prix. Hamilton looked every bit the championship leader as he topped both practice sessions on Thursday. Before going out for the second run in the afternoon,...